Competent to Completion

(Com"pe*tent) a. [F. compétent, p. pr. of compéter to be in the competency of, LL. competere to strive after together, to agree with; hence, to be fit. See Compete.]

1. Answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit. "A competent knowledge of the world." Atterbury. "Competent age." Grafton. "Competent statesmen." Palfrey. /"A competent witness." Bouvier.

2. Rightfully or properly belonging; incident; — followed by to. [Rare, except in legal usage.]

That is the privilege of the infinite Author of things, . . . but is not competent to any finite being.

Syn. — See Qualified.

(Com"pe*tent*ly), adv. In a competent manner; adequately; suitably.

(Com*pet"i*ble) a. Compatible; suitable; consistent. [Obs.] Sir M. Hale.

(Com`pe*ti"tion) n. [L. competition. See Compete.] The act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the same objects; strife for superiority; emulous contest; rivalry, as for approbation, for a prize, or as where two or more persons are engaged in the same business and each seeking patronage; — followed by for before the object sought, and with before the person or thing competed with.

Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be.

A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come in competition.

There is no competition but for the second place.

Where competition does not act at all there is complete monopoly.
A. T. Hadley.

Syn. — Emulation; rivalry; rivalship; contest; struggle; contention; opposition; jealousy. See Emulation.

(Com*pet"i*tive) a. Of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination.

(Com*pet"i*tor) n. [L.: cf. F. compétiteur.]

1. One who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another claims; one who competes; a rival.

And can not brook competitors in love.

2. An associate; a confederate. [Obs.]

Every hour more competitors
Flock to their aid, and still their power increaseth.

(Com*pet"i*to*ry) a. Acting in competition; competing; rival.

(Com*pet"i*tress) n. A woman who competes.

(Com*pet"i*trix) n. [L.] A competitress.

(Com"pi*la"tion) n. [L. compilatio: cf. F. compilation.]

1. The act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources.

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